Top 5 fastest UFC knockouts of all-time

You can squint and miss it. These are the UFC knockouts that occurred the quickest in terms of time.

Jorge Masvidal has the record of fastest UFC knockout [Image-Twitter]
By Blesson Daniel | Oct 2, 2022 | 3 Min Read follow icon Follow Us

Let’s look back at the top 5 fastest UFC knockouts of all time. It is a feeling which cannot be controlled by fans when seeing an opponent getting knocked out. But when it happens in mere seconds and minutes fans start getting on their feet and showing praise to the fighters. The sheer excitement, feel and groove are just different in the arena. However, when it occurs in a matter of seconds, it creates footage that stays viral for years and sticks in the minds of MMA fans.

Here are the top 5 fastest knockouts in UFC history

5. Ryan Jimmo vs Anthony Perosh – 7 seconds

One of the quickest knockouts in UFC history was delivered by the late, great Ryan Jimmo, who eliminated Anthony Perosh in seven seconds. Jimmo made his UFC debut at UFC 149 against Perosh, who was in the middle of a three-fight winning streak inside the cage. After exchanging hands to start the bout, Jimmo threw the first and only punch, a powerful overhand right that connected with Perosh’s chin and knocked him out in just seven seconds.

4. Chan Sung Jung vs Mark Hominick – 7 seconds

On December 10, 2011, Chan Sung Jung started off the main card at UFC 140 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Given that Hominick’s most recent matchup was for the UFC featherweight championship with Jose Aldo, Jung had specifically called out Hominick, making this a significant matchup. As Jung entered the room, he touched his gloves and, as Hominick missed with a powerful right hand, down him with a blow. This man, whom they dubbed Korean Zombie, supported his claims. Before the referee intervened, a violent ground and pound started.

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3. Todd Duffee vs Tim Hague – 7 seconds

Todd Duffee was scheduled to make his UFC debut in 2009 in Portland, Oregon, against the late Tim Hague. The Canadian in Hague had just defeated Pat Barry in his UFC debut, thus it was a fight of the prospects. The commentary team predicted before the bout that it will come down to who landed first. That’s precisely what occurred when Duffee downed the Canadian with a massive right punch he landed only two seconds into the fight, and then he applied some ground and pound that knocked Hague out instantly.

2. Duane Ludwig vs Jonathan Goulet – 6 seconds

Duane Ludwig held the record for the quickest knockout in UFC history for more than 13 years. In his re-entry into the UFC, Ludwig faced Jonathan Goulet on January 16, 2006. Both fighters gathered in a circle to start the bout. Ludwig landed a powerful blow on Goulet’s chin that knocked him out within six seconds.

1. Jorge Masvidal vs Ben Askren – 5 seconds

The fastest UFC knockout in UFC history also happens to be the best knockout. Masvidal and Askren were prepared to settle their disputes in the octagon at UFC 239. A few months prior, Askren defeated Robbie Lawler in his UFC debut, and it was anticipated that if “Funky” prevailed, he would be given a championship opportunity. To start the fight, Masvidal took a stuttering stride, and as Askren went to the center of the cage in search of a takedown, “Gamebred” delivered a flying knee that instantly knocked him out. Masvidal became a superstar as a result of the victory, while Askren suffered his first-ever defeat.

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